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BREAKING: JAMB set to postpone 2021 UTME

Peter Jerome
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Prof. Is’aq Oloyede, has disclosed the board’s intention to postpone the date of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. (UTME) and extend the registration period if need arises.
Oloyede while making this disclosure on Friday via a zoom meeting, during the briefing session for the committees on 2021 UTME however stated that the Mock examination would still begin on May 20 as stipulated earlier.
The examination chief further discloses that “Presently, we have 1.2million candidates that have registered but we expect 1.9million. 600,000 candidates had made attempt to register but because of NIN they could not. We want to do an appraisal of all the issues to know if we are extending registration or not.
“Extending registration may not be the solution if we found out that we can give 80 per cent of those who have made attempt another password, then there will be no need to extend registration.
“We have to determine where the problem is coming before we can say we are extending. After today, we will address the press tomorrow on the outcome of the meeting on the main examination date and registration. We want to assess what is happening.”
Meanwhile, the UTME had been slated to hold between June 5 and 19.

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